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Next live show: Chip Kidd

Next live show: Chip Kidd

If you are, like me, a common reader, you’ve admired his graphic design, especially his book jackets, for decades without realizing whose work it was. It’s not too late to write him a thank-you note. We’ll talk at the Museum of Arts and Design in conjunction with their punk graphics exhibition. Music from Lenny Kaye, … Continue reading »


Episode 258: Tommy James

In the 1960s, he had a string of hits with the Shondells: “Hanky Panky,” “Crimson and Clover,” “I Think We’re Alone Now” – 23 gold singles, 9 platinum albums, 100 million records sold. Yet his record company simply declined to pay his royalties: $40 million. Tales of music and the mob. Continue reading »